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In the court of reason man is always a claimant and God is always a respondent. The original intention of the reason for creation of God is to make Him as a respondent as and when the need arises. Hence when a man is in trouble his reason tries to save him by acting as an arbitrator; the reason sitting as sole judge asks the man for his claims and makes the God to respond.
A man actually has two Gods. The one, created him and the other, he created. Nature is not the first God but the first God exists in and as a part of the nature; a man with the help his reason creates a God against the forces of nature that are perceived to be as threat, hence the second God. The second God is the property of an individual mind that created it. A child has no reason and hence it has no second God; but it has the first God not yet known to it because the fear is not felt by the child! The first God is felt and known due to the fear ingrained in the instinct and the second God is the surrender and prayer brought out by the reason!
There is no dharma greater than a word uttered by a man of conscience; there is no karma greater than a man listening to himself! Since an intention precedes action, it should be the reference point for any action.
Over the years, the stories that men created became more important and influential than the men themselves. Hence born are the religions and many others.
By God a man is afraid more of himself than anything else; every day he is struggling to construct a God first to suit him, only then to others.
Good and bad are not of different kinds but only vary in degree; both vary in quantity not in quality. There is nothing called quality but only a variation in quantity; a quality is an effect of varying quantities. This way a good becomes bad at a limiting point that is known to us; but a bad already became bad at a limit that is not known to us!
Human being is the only creature that is stupid enough to feel as intelligent and intelligent enough to understand its stupidity!
Human life is a series of mistakes justified by reason; there is no escape from it since the reason is the first mistake born out of a process subsequently understood as the very life by the very reason!
Life is a mind’s attempt to win over other minds as along as it thinks the other minds are different from it.
Man is not the owner of mind but only a user. The nature owns mind, man hires only a small portion of it that too for a brief period.
Nature hides a man many things; but the man hides the nature itself. Nature decides when to show a man what; man decides what to show the society how.
Nature never allows man to understand it, however intelligent he thinks he may be. It tempts his reason by offering an initial success only to seduce and pull him on its side later, once for all. Finally, a man is left to sing the irrational songs of the nature!
Nature takes the decision first, man agrees, reconciles, modifies, refutes, contradicts etc., subsequently. It means the application of reason, the discretionary power of a man, only happens afterwards!
Originally, God was to save individual mind from despair if not disaster, love was an attempt by one mind to possess another mind and justice was a mind's concern for all other minds. In case of the first, mind is too weak and fearful to understand itself. In the second, the nature cripples the reason and over powers human mind! In the third situation, the reason is more evolved and makes the human mind to stand on its own and does what best is possible with respect to other minds!
Spiritualism exits only for individuals. Reason is born when two men interact; addition of more and more members necessitates the spreading of the reason culminating as culture. Hence a culture is as dynamic as the reason. The nature of the reason is the nature of the spirit within for some and instinct for some others.
The conscience is a right mix of instinct, reason and culture. The conscience itself is not a truth but it has an ability to access the truth. But the very conscience is assembled only by the reason.
The greatest intellectual achievement of men should be not only in understanding the importance of the reason, but to consciously and boldly overthrow it as and when the welfare of others’ warrants it. Why should anybody think about others welfare? This is because the reason’s practical worth is only with respect to others. Instinct is often enough to take care of an individual, but the reason is necessary to meet the societal requirements and also to derive benefits from it.
The strength and weakness of reason is that it imposes a uniform way of thinking and understanding. Hence its usefulness is immediate to society but not to that extent to the individuals in the same society; again the reason evolves all the time. The very evolution happened at differing geographical isolations made individuals with different levels of mental capacity; the uniform force of reason of society threatens individual minds that are not fully evolved to grasp the reason; such minds are weak and only attained a capacity to create questions without an ability to generate answers; having created the questions they are ready to receive any kind of answers instead of handling the reason. The reason is a day to day struggle for them while the religion has been made available as a readymade answer for any circumstances. Hence at the level of society the reason wins but at the individual level of practice the reason often fails and that makes religion to win.
The usefulness or otherwise of wealth, status and power to a possessor depends only on a single factor: the nature and strength of his reason.
The world is continuously discontinuous. It is continuous for intuition and thinking; discontinuous for reason and observation. The human senses break it down but the unconvinced mind unites it.
When stupidity of today joins with the stupidity of yesterday it becomes a myth; by myth a stupidity glorifies itself.
Wherever and whenever a woman is harassed, abused and exploited there could be found a religion or some kind of irrational belief and suppression of reason among the minds of men or women who were responsible for the exploitation.
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